Eduroam network configuration using Windows 7

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Establishment with the configuration installer

You can download the configuration installer here.


Establishment by using the Windows-Assistant

Click on the WLAN-Trayicon which can be found on the right side of your taskbar. It should look like this (1):

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A simple leftclick will open the accessible networks like below:

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Choose "eduroam" and check the box(2). Afterwards click on "connect"(3).

Note: Should there be more than one "eduroam" networks, choose the one with the best signal.

After a few seconds the window below should pop up. Please fill it with your login credentials. Your login name (4) and your password (5). Check if everything is correct and click on "OK"(6).

Note: If you want to use the eduroam network also in other universities besides Mittweida, you must add to your login name (4) "@hs-mittweida.de" at the end of it.
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Now windows will show a security note. Please check that the panel "Radius server" is filled with dns2.hs-mittweida.de. Click on "connect".
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Now the WLAN symbol in your taskbar should look like this:
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Now you are succesfully logged in into the network.

Manual configuration

In some cases the connection via the assistant doesn't connect properly. If this is the case, or if you don't want to use the assistant, you can configure it by hand.

Click on the "Start"(1) button and then on "Control Panel" (2)
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The Control panel has three different views. The view by category ist most common(3). If your control panel looks like this, choose "View network status and tasks"(4).
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If your control panel shows "Small Symbols" as a view(5), then proceed by clicking on "Network and Sharing Center" (6)
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Now you are in the Network and Sharing Center.
On the left sidebar of the window are various options. Click on "Manage wireless networks"(7).
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In this general view you can manage now your wireless networks. Click on "Add" as seen below:

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Proceed with "Manually create a network profile" (9). Windows manual6.jpg

Fill the panels as seen in the picture below:
Network name: eduroam (10)
Security: WPA2-Enterprise (11)
Encryption: AES (12)

Mark the first box (13) to connect automatically.
Click on continue (14).

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The wireless connection has been succesfully added, but there are still some configurations to do. Click on "Change connection settings"(15)

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Now a new window will pop-up. Select the Tab "Security" (16) and make sure that the options are chosen like this:

  • (17): WPA2-Enterprise
  • (18): AES
  • (19): Mark the box
  • (20): Protected EAP (PEAP)

When you're done, click on "Settings" (21).

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Check if the following settings are set:

  • (22): Check "Validate server certificate"
    • Check the box "Connect to these Servers" and fill it with dns2.hs-mittweida.de
  • (23) Choose the certificate "Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2"
  • (24) Uncheck the box "Enable fast connect"
    • Check the box "Enable Identity Privacy" and fill it with anonymous@hs-mittweida.de

If you are done and your settings look like the picture below, proceed with "Configure..." (25)

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In this window you must uncheck the box(26).
Press OK when you're done(27).

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Now a new window will pop-up, in which you put in your account credentials.

Note: If you are from a different organisation using the eduroam network, you have to put in your full account name according to the configuration of your university.
If you are a student from the University of Mittweida and you want to log into the eduroam network from a different university, you have to put "@hs-mittweida.de" at the end of your login name.
For example: "username@hs-mittweida.de"

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You succesfully configured the eduroam network. Should the following message pop-up, you missed the step between 22 to 23, and forgot to fill dns2.hs-mittweida.de. Click on "Connect" and the server will be configured as a valid trust anchor for your profile.
Note: You don't need to go back to Step 22.

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Troubleshooting and FAQ

 Question: I can't log into the WLAN and I've never been logged into it.

Solution: Make sure that you can log in yourself to verify your account. Try to log in into our Homepage → HSMW Setup

 Question: I can't log into the WLAN anymore, but it did work with this computer. 

Solution 1: You have to change your password after 210 days. If you didn't change it, you can't log in until you set up a new password.

Solution 2: If your password is definetly not older than 210 days, then remove your saved networkprofile and follow the manual above to configure a new one.

Removing your current networkprofile

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Click on the windows symbol in your taskbar(1) and search for "wireless"(2). There should now be a list of matching options. Click on "Manage wireless networks"(3).

Choose in the new window "eduroam"(4) and select "remove"(5).

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A message prompt will ask you if you really want to remove the network profile. Click "Yes".